Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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It's been a while since I have read an epic. When I was younger, I picked up Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two massive books that acquainted me with Greek mythology. While I have read other thick books since then, I haven't read another epic...

As I said before, my visit to Oslo was very educational. I learned a lot, and the amazing museums definitely played their parts in this endeavor. One of the best museums I have entered was the Fram Museum. This is part of a collection of museums loca...

We had a guest recently who curiously enough, tested my patience. There are many different ways how it happened, but in hindsight, there is a common theme that ran through all of these issues. It is because this guest was not too experienced with the...

I always wanted to visit the Oslo Opera House. I've seen pictures of it before, and it looked very interesting from an architectural point of view, so when we visited, I made sure that I could get a tour of the building. So one afternoon, we went...

Last month, we attended a performance by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, so we found ourselves in the Berliner Philharmonie yet again. They played a very American (as in the continent, not the United States of America) program, starting wit...

I cannot say I am a fan of Henrik Ibsen. As much as I like watching plays, I am not as enthusiastic about them as I am with classical music. Perhaps it has something to do with the medium: I can easily access music and play it over and over again, bu...

I have come to the realization lately that somehow, my travel priorities have changed. I was gazing at our rather massive collection of guidebooks at home, and at some point, I realized that there's a wealth of information in these books that hav...